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of money for the city and also a little controversy. >>> happening now, firefighters are reporting progress on their efforts to contain a wildfire near clear lake. the so called 29 fire started just before 3:00 this afternoon along highway 29 above a street in the community of lower lake. calfire say it is fire has burned 300 acres and there are mandatory evacuations tonight for the mercy spring subdivision. the fire has also downed some power lines. calfire says right now the fire is only 20% contained. but if there is some good news is that crews say they have managed to halt the forward spread of the fire. at this point there are no reports of any injuries. >>> firefighters near santa barbara say a fire burning near the hills there is fully contained. the fire burned near some homes yesterday but that is no longer the case. firefighters said they are confidence the flames will not spread any further in fact, they say they have no crews on those fire lines tonight. >>> we uncover a lighting problem on bay area freeways. if you drive after dark you will notice dozens of signs that are supp
. and downtown, noelle walker with a look at how the city is getting into the spirit. >> reporter: every good party needs some mood lighting so check this out, we have a theme going here. so we asked the experts how did they do that? san francisco has a reputation for being a colorful city but at night it's just one color. >> we call it giant's orange. >> reporter: jim kidd is electrician at the auditorium. where they change lights more often than the seasons. >> that's st. patty's day right there. >> reporter: they use spotlights to give the auditorium its light. >> we try to do what city hall is doing so we can match. >> reporter: san francisco is wash in orange. >> today is going to be fantastic. >> reporter: john hunkiewicz made coit tower look like a orange pop cicle. sitting the color orange is sate to stand for vitality and endurance. >> while the giants keep winning they will stay orange. >> reporter: noelle walker. >> the world series picks up with game three tomorrow in detroit. the first pitch coming at 5:07 our time. while the team is away, san francisco city officials are gearin
, no peace. >> reporter: inside chambers city council president larry reed was shouted down by protests. one person who did get hurt was anne blufford. she says this is the third council meeting she's attended to try to get answered to find out what happened to her son. today she demanded the police report. >> alan is gone. she's not coming back. he can't speak for himself. but i'm here to speak for him. i want that report as his mother. i want to know what happened to my son. >> reporter: brooks promised help to the blufford family but promised to work with the city to make changes. >> but don't you come in here because that didn't change anything. >> reporter: during ruckus meeting, reed offered his copy to blufford father. >> adam, do you want my copy. >> reporter: the blufford family and supporters filedded out. blufford showed us the paper work. >> >> reporter: that's what he gave you. >> yes, but it's a relief to have it. it's just a lot of questions. >> reporter: the protesters said that two months is too long to get answers. >>> a wave of violence on bay area streets. the shootings i
had more fun than what i had this year. >> unbelievable feeling. this city definitely deserves this, let alone our team, everything we've been through. >> tonight the players say they want to get much needed sleep and save their energy for the big parade down market street on wednesday. live in san francisco, ken wayne, ktvu channel two news. >>> more details now from sfo where the plane was greeted with water cannons. and bruce bochy emerged carrying that much coveted trophy. the team's family traveled with the family which will make memories that will no doubtedly last a lifetime. and they're expecting bigger crowds in the hours before wednesday's victory parade. authorities are also warning the public about counter fit gear. it's a low quality product that often pumps money into the wrong hands. work is on the way for victory parades. we found crews working on crews when we visited today. the rout that the parade will take through downtown san francisco and the big change from two years ago. >> the giants sweep sent thousands of fans out into the streets of san francisco with so
: the city of concord confirms police investigated the property and the owner is following the law. we can tell you other cities in california have explored ordnances that will regulate how and where medical marijuana may be grown. eric rasmussen. >>> new at 10:00, contra costa officials have identified the man who died of rabies. health officials say he likely came in contact with a bat in southern contra costa county back in march. this is the county's first death from rabies in almost 20 years. >>> california's new ban against conversion therapy used to tray gay teenagers is now the subject of two federal lawsuits. christian legal group liberty council filed a lawsuit. therapists claim it can change the sexual orientation of teens. the conservative pacific justice institute also filed suit. the ban would take effect january 1st. >>> tonight at 10:25 the story of a gay teen in a battle with the boy scouts. his family's fight for his eagle rank and where they are taking it. >>> albany police are releasing new information tonight about the popular teacher who was arrested molestation charg
the city. meanwhile, the officers are under investigation tonight. >>> we caught up with oakland mayor gene quan. she says chief jordan made fair and balanced recommendation. >> there's the outside general report and also the inside internal recommendation, that's key to me whether or not the oakland police can investigate itself and come up with findings that are fair. >> reporter: mayor quan says the city plans to have a ruling on all complaints by october 25th which is the one year deadline required by state law. >>> new at 10:00, city leaders in concord are looking into ways to crack down on outdoor medical marijuana grows after seeing our report about a backyard pot operation last week. eric rasmussen is live in concord and figures out concord isn't the only city where neighbors are reporting problems. erick. >> reporter: right prong, we just heard about another backyard grow -- right frank, we just heard about another backyard grow possibly bigger than the one we saw in concord. they are both legal. it's what's under this large plastic at the present time in the backyard of a house in
the world champion san francisco giants. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. city officials tell us they expect 1 million people. but this time the ticketer parade falls on halloween. cara liu is live where the stage is set for a long celebration. >> reporter: a lot of preparations under way all day. night now even at this late hour a lot of excited fans wearing a lot of orange and black. even a dog wearing a panda costume in the crowd here. a bunch of people trying to take pictures and take it all in before tomorrow's frenzy. >> reporter: die-hard fans are already out here at city hall with blankets staking out a front row seat. >> i think to be a great view. i'm a season ticketholder. >> reporter: balloons and banners went up. workers spent the afternoon lining the parade rout with barriers and posting ho parking signs on and around market street. san francisco -- posting no parking signs on and around market street. >> we haven't had problems knock wood on halloween night for a while. >> reporter: officers will only have a few hours between is the parade and hal
celebration of a half century of america's unofficial holiday. >> reporter: the nfl says former host cities reported a 300 to $600 million boost to the local economy. >> money, money, money. >> reporter: the 49er fans got their autograph and a punter is getting a kick out of a possible super bowl here. >> it'd be nice to be the one playing in it too. that'd be really cool. >> reporter: 49 earns chief executive office said nothing brings a region together like a super bowl. now we have to wait to get -- for the owners who are expected to pick the host of super bowl 50 and 51 in may. >> coming up tonight at 10:30, a grand sendoff for the san francisco giants as they take their quest for a pennant on the road. the question of whether injured marco scutaro will play tomorrow. >> police have arrested a seventh suspect in connection with the city's thirteenth homicide of the year. angel lamas was involved in a fight in april that killed 14- year-old alberto reyes. six other suspects have been arrested. investigators say the homicide may have been gang related. >>> billy brooks jr. has been identi
the end of next year. >> authorities in new york city arrested a man from bangladesh today and charged him with a terrorist plot to blow up manhattan's federal reserve building. federal prosecutors say the man parked what he thought was a car bomb this morning and then tried to detonate. the plan failed because the fbi set up an elaborate sting operation. they say the suspect was on a mission to destroy america. >> he got a student visa under the pretext of being a student in college in missouri. >> authorities identify the man as 21-year-old nafiss. agents tracked him after he posted comments about jihad on the internet. he's being held without bail. he did not enter a plea to the charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass introduction. >> a construction worker who fell down an elevator shaft is out of surgery tonight and in stable condition. the 46-year-old man was installing safety barricades around an open elevator shaft in palo alto when he fell about 30 feet to the bottom. the company doing the construction plans to conduct an investigation. >>> investigators say they're waiting f
visitors and locals, the city is feeling the boost. >> we notice the bump in 2010 and we're expecting the same thing. revenue comes in because we're so close. it really brings in business. >> reporter: it was just no earlier and the energy is amazing. it's just fantastic. not just the giants but there were also some people with the tigers. >>> the field at at&t park is drying out after last night's rainstorm. and the giants players are drying off after the shower of champagne in the locker room. barry zito is the giant's starting pitcher for game one and justin verlander one of the top pitchers in all of baseball got the nod for the tigers. ktvu's mark ibanez tells us both teams held a light work out this afternoon at the tigers sat on the tarmac finding out who they would be playing. >> i think they knew fairly early after getting off to a close lead who and where they would be going. no one that was at at&t will ever forget it. too bad for the fans not too much time to enjoy it. the tigers are in town to familiarize themselves with at&t. they've had five days off since they elimina
here live you can see there are police officers monitoring the situation here at city hall and frank ogawa plaza. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> >> from amber we go now to cara liu with more on the occupy anniversary, cara. >> reporter: amongst the nearly 200 people who are out here marching tonight from this plaza one face in the crowd stood out. a young man in a wheelchair who was hurt during the demonstration almost exactly a year ago. in this crowd of demonstrators marching through downtown oak -- oakland is scott olson. one year ago, olson became one of the faces of the local movement. the iraq war veteran was severely injured after a projectile hit him in the head. police recently confirmed that projectile was a bean bag fired by an oakland police officer. >> i still have a hard time believing that oakland police officers would shoot a veteran who is doing nothing wrong. i still have a hard time believing that. we're here to hold them accountable tonight and to make them answer for their ages. >> reporter: olsen says he is still recovering from a traumatic
breaks. email them to photos@ktvu.com, or post them to our facebook wall. >>> in san francisco, city hall is still buzzing tonight after the board of supervisors failed to muster the votes to remove ross mirkarimi from his post as sheriff. both mirkarimi, and a bitterly dispointed mayor, ed lee are pledging to move on. >> reporter: ross mirkarimi arrived at about 3:00 this afternoon. >> it's a new day we want to move forward. it is his first appearance here, since he was suspended from the job in march, after pleading guilty to false imprisonment. supervisors put him back in the post. >> this whole open society could have been avoted by mr. mirkarimi not having at all engaged in the conduct that he was found to have engaged in. >> mayor lee made it clear there are hard feelings. >> we're all fulfilling our legal obligations to work together. this city requires us to work together. i'm continue doing that. >> i took the mayor quiet seriously that when he was on the stand during the ethics deliberations, under oath he said that can he work with me upon being reinstated and his answer was y
expected to attract a million people to the city. for anyone thinking of attending, there's a warning from officials, plan ahead and bring your patience. we have live team coverage. tell us about fleet week events. with begin with matt keller on the crush of people descending on the family. >> reporter: we're here at at&t park. expected to bring traffic to a standstill. >> performed for thousands of people in golden gate park to end the first day of the bluegrass festival. >> it was a huge event. been mellow. >> with events like this all across the city. the traffic will be anything but mellow. expecting a million visitors this weekend for the hardly strictly bluegrass festival. cup races, castro street fair and playoff games. >> if anything else, take public transportation. >> police and transportation officials recommend you do the same. extra bart cars, buses, fer ees and taxi's are being put into service. several streets around golden gate park and all but one. . >> i know it's convenient to drive into the city. once you get into the city, you may find it's as convenient as to take pu
, heather holmes is live outside the event with the reception he has received in the city. heather. >> reporter: the president just wrapped up the remarks. he spoke to the crowd for about 30 minutes. if you take a look you can see people are beginning to file out. while most were on their feet when john legend was preforming they erupted when the president took to the stage and he calls on them to continue their support and the final 29 days of this campaign. >> we are here because we have work to do. we are here because we have the election to win. we are here because everything we fought for since 2008 is onto line in 2012. i'm going need your help to finish what we started. >> obama. we love you. >> the excitement was high. the line long outside the center outside the 6,000 people who spent up to $7,500 for the concert rally. >> i think obama amazing. i want to get all the support i can and i will seat president. >> reporter: he used the event to rev up the supporters after new polls show the race tightening with romney after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we wer
i just came down from the second floor here at city hall and i can now tell you that we are minutes away from a decision in this headline grabbing case. right now each of the supervisors is stating on the record how he or she will vote. and right before i came down here it was one in favor of ousting ross mirkarimi, one against. all of this coming after supervisors heard from people and from attorneys on both sides of this case. >> the sheriff's misconduct was really quite serious. >> reporter: sherry kaiser told the supervisors tonight that their decision was easy. and that his guilty plea to misdemeanor. >> to protect victims of domestic violence. >> reporter: but mirkarimi's attorney disagreed and said that the incident had nothing to do with the sheriff. and that the mayor went over his authority when he suspended the sheriff. the legal explanation didn't take long but public comment stretched on for hours tonight. with the sheriff's supporters showing up in force. >> we store what has been stolen from0s -- from ross and the voters that elected him. >> you notice it's about 40
. it happened in the 300 block of folk stone way in the city's glen cove neighborhood. the shooter and the two victims were neighbors, and all of them knew each other. the three though apparently got into some type of argument, one of the three men pulled out a gun and shot the other two right on the front lawn of a home. at this point, no names have been released, the alleged gunman though, is in custody. >>> a man trespass on the train tracks in san jose is in the hospital tonight after being shot by a sheriff's deputy. it happened during rush hour on the train tracks of lensen avenue in downtown san jose. that's where ktvu's heather holmes is tonight. to explain how this bizarre chain of events has unfolded. >> it was near this station at the height of the evening commute with that man was spotted laying on the train tracks. the resident that fled the sheriff's deputy arming himself with things he got on the ground along the way. >> reporter: the isolated area along the caltrain tracks where the confrontation between a san mateo county sheriff's deputy and is suspicious man came to an end a
thanks to a big infusion of the federal funding. city leaders were on hand when they announced that the federal government, they would provide $954 million. they said that the project will be about much more than just money. >> it's about jobs, it's about commerce, it's about quality there, quality of life. it is about building up the infrastructure of the america. they will link them to china town as completion will be expected in seven years. they have their opponents too. one group filed the lawsuit to stop it because of the impact here on the union square. >>> issuing some good news today. they said that 53% of the schools across california, they either met or surpassed that test goal this year, a 4% increase this year. only 20% of the schools met that there. they said that the schools met the challenge despite their obstacles created by the budget cuts. the students are not necessarily learning more, but getting better at taking tests instead. we posted a link with details on all bay area schools. just scroll down to the web link section. >>> the stock markets rallied on e
for the next three games. we have team coverage tonight. ken pritchett in the city with some very exciting fans but we will start with mark ibanez. >> reporter: thanks a lot frank it's very quiet right now. but early this evening the giant was jumping. and finally after three consecutive season losses, giant fans were hungry for some action and soon after, they would be hungry to be angry as matt holiday goes in hard at second base on marco scutero on the very first-inning trying to break up a double play and the giants were not able to turn it. you judge for yourself. dirty play by matt holiday or just good clean hard baseball. there were differing opinions about that. you will hear from buster posey in a minute. but marco scutero stayed in the game for a while and delivers the big hit in the. the bases were loaded and then matt holiday himself right in the middle of the controversy boots the ball himself in the middle of the out field. here's buster posey talks about the play. >> i think it was late. i don't think there was any question that it was late. i don't think the intention was
city. >> reporter: julie, desperate, the department will soon conduct an aerial search of the coastline, because personal items have yet to turn up any leads. the state beach is known as a great spot for hiking. it was hikers who found the body floating in the water on sunday. >> we're in the process right now of trying to identify her. >> reporter: that has proven to be difficult. >> this one is from mountain view pd. >> reporter: a search of state and national missing persons reports has yet to turn up a match for this caucasian girl from 12 to 16 years of age. >> based on the time she's been in the water is very concerning. >> reporter: leading to many questions about what exactly took place along the picturesque san mateo county coast. >> maybe she was with somebody else, such as a car. or they could have been on the coast and something happened. >> reporter: raising the possibility of more victims. the girl was also wearing this timex digital watch. she also had a full set of braces. investigators are now working on several theories, soon, efforts to identify this
and then the rain made it amazing. perfect night for a perfect city. go giants! >> they took it down to the very end. >> 3-1. they came back twice in a row. it's incredible. [overlapping speakers] >> well we've now made our way across the street to willie mays plaza, you can see people hanging out still and having a good time. certainly people are having a good time. for another place where we have some giants fans celebrating is over at mcivet cove. >> it was an awesome night here at the cove, unfortunately the fans have kind of died out out here, but you have to of course didn't -- you didn't have to get in the water to be wet. it was crazy raining, but the fans still had a great time. >> of course. all day. every day. it was good, go giants! yeah! >> and check out these fireworks after the game. fans here in the cove jumped into the air, they didn't mind getting wet. in fact they actually got more excited as the rain came down harder and harder. they told us they'll be back here on wednesday, picnicking rain or shine. >> fans are just buying stuff up. we're going to go to paul chambers. paul, the
of any city is a good way to make friends and enemies. >> every week you're doing something that somebody is not going to like. >> reporter: davis says his biggest establishments have been getting the -- it's been a winding road for a major who won his first term in a recount by the narrowest of margins, just two votes. >> i have no regrets, if i knew it was going to happen and i had my two vote, i would still take my two votes. >>> police are looking for the arsonists that started two fires. they were all hit one after the other. all three just a short distance apart. fire investigators say someone threw molatave cocktails at the building. >> this is concerning to us. we don't understand why this is happening. and we've got a minor pattern but, no leads to follow up on. >> reporter: investigators say at this point there are no signs to indicate the church attacks were hate motivated. >>> verizon iphone users are being urged to download an app for a hungry virus. verizon says customers won't be charged for the unwarranted use of cell phone data. verizon and apple jointly issued the fix ye
of almost 100 people across the state including 14 in union city caught up in a sting this week by the contractor's state license board. >> do you have any identification on you at all? >> investigators say the 92 people arrests may face one or more misdemeanor charges for contracting without a license, illegal advertising and requesting an excessive down payment. these people put homeowners at risk if a worker is injured on their property. >> if you hire somebody who is not licensed, you don't know what kind of a job they were going to do. >> scam was not going through my head. charming and maybe i can get the house painted. >> diane is a retired teacher and paid more than $4400 to wilson to paint her house. she was ripped off. the job half done and the feeling she should have known better. >> stupid. i mean, stupid. hello. >> but the contractor's state license board says he is good at getting people to trust him but bad at doing the job. he has several warrants out for his arrest. >> check them out first. google them. >> to avoid being scammed, the state license board has sev
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